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Deal proposed to recognize gay marriages performed before Pa. ban was struck down

Monday, September 29, 2014
Matt Rourke, APEllen Toplin, right, and Charlene Kurland pose for photographs with their marriage license at a Montgomery County office on Wednesday, despite a state law banning such unions.
PHILADELPHIA -- The fate of 27 same-sex couples who married in Pennsylvania before a federal judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban could be resolved through a legal settlement. Their marriages would be recognized under the proposed deal, but their legal anniversary would move to May 20, 2014, the [...]

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Last Pa. county given green light on marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia county that had been legally prevented from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples can now do so. [...]

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Pa. court clerk defends issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, December 2, 2013
Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia court clerk who defied Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage by signing licenses for scores of gay couples urged the state's highest court Monday to overturn an order that required him to stop. [...]

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Pa. county appeals ruling banning marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA -- Montgomery County on Tuesday appealed a state court order to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, the latest volley in Pennsylvania's fast-paced battle over gay marriage. [...]

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Twenty-one same-sex couples file suit to overturn Pa. ban on gay marriage

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Twenty-one same-sex couples filed suit Wednesday seeking to overturn the state's gay-marriage ban on the grounds that it's unconstitutional. [...]

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Pa. county to appeal ruling that it stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears to be the next stop for a suburban Philadelphia county's battle to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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Status of Pa. same-sex marriage licenses murky after judge’s ruling

Friday, September 13, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge's order stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples leaves their legal status unclear, with an appeal possible and other legal actions pending or in the works. [...]

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Pa. county to abide by judge’s ruling, will stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia court clerk says he'll abide by a judge's order that he stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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Pa. judge orders county to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Matt Rourke, APMarcus Saitschenko, left, and James Goldstein obtain a marriage license at a Montgomery County office on July 24, 2013.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge is stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it was a clear violation of his legal authority. [...]

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Judge vows quick ruling in Pa. same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge is promising to rule quickly on whether a county clerk should be ordered to stop handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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